New York, Las Vegas
My boys really wanted to ride this and they really wanted me to go. I do not like heights, but occasionally I make exceptions. I knew it was high, but had no idea how high. My hubby thought it was going to be simple, so as we crested the 203 foot climb, it dropped us 144 feet going 67 mph, it left us all screaming and laughing. We did a simulated jet fighter barrel roll and then turning us 180 degrees hanging us 86 feet in the air and felt some negative g's. After we did that my yougenst screamed out loud weeeeeeeeeeee, so if he was happy, we were happy. It is a pretty awesome ride. You gotta to try it!
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm
$14 a person
This somewhat older hotel puts all its high cards on the exterior - invoking the spirit of New York City, the exterior of the building mimics the buildings of New York with the highest tower the Empire State Building. Facing Las Vegas boulevard a miniature Brooklyn Bridge overlooking the wooden piers of the East Side River. A large replica of the Statue of Liberty dominates. One building offers the brick exterior of the lower east side complete with a painted advertisment. And the entire setting contains a wild twisting roller coaster model.
The interior is crowded and jumbled, just like New York, but also a little dark and dated. One worthwhile feature - the Statue of Liberty in jelly beans (image 5) at the entrance to the shopping area.
I loved the colourful facade of this hotel and casino. We stayed very near here so we passed it several times both at day and at night.
The 150 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty is excellent as is the Manhatten skyline that it is set against. You will also see a mini version of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. And, through it all winds a bright red roller coaster called the Manhattan Express with yellow cars of screaming passengers whizzing along at speeds of up to 105 km/hr.
Only in Vegas can you walk from Venice to Paris to New York in just a few minutes! Because we stayed across the street, we spent a fair bit of time at the New York, New York hotel. It wasn't as crowded as the MGM Grand, and I thought there was a nice casual atmosphere, especially for the younger crowd. Of course, looking at the hotel from the outside is an attraction in itself as you can pick out many of the famous NYC landmarks in the condensed New York skyline: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course the Statue of Liberty are all there, among others.
One of my favorite features inside was the hotel's foodcourt, designed to look a bit like Greenwhich Village, which happens to be my favorite area in NYC. There are many casual restaurants and bars, including my favorite place to hang out at night in Las Vegas: the Nine Fine Irishmen pub (see my nightlife tips section). Another big attraction at the New York, New York is the Manhattan Express roaller coaster but when I saw how high the first drop was (203 feet!), I thought I'd rather live to tell about it - riding the elevator up the Eiffel Tower had already given me all the thrill I needed!!
Now, if a city can contain New York City, even a replication of it, you have to take your hat off to it. But there it is, actually just up the street from Motel 6, New York City. Statue of Liberty. Empire State Building. There they are. It is a compact, pretty representation that certainly is pleasing to the eye even if the palm trees don't fit quite in. Of course, it's not really New York City. Even Vegas couldn't manage that, but for those that have never been or are afraid to visit The Big Apple, this can be a nice starter course.
New York-New York is another giant hotel & casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Its façade is amazing! There are replicas of all the recognisable New York landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and more, and a roller coaster that threads its way amongst them all!
The interior keeps with the New York theme, with a neon-filled Times Square feel to the casino, and even whiffs of steam rising from fake drain covers near some elevators. There are numerous bars and restaurants too of course, the Nine Fine Irishmen Irish bar being particularly popular, and it has Brooklyn Bridge views too.
But we were a bit disappointed by the inside! At least the Casino area. On the inside it feels very much like a big, open room with a dark blue ceiling and lots of flashing lights.
We went to the Big Apple lounge to relax, put up our feet and have a cocktail. Would you believe the so-so apple martinis cost $10 each? Jeez. The apple martinis were rimmed with crushed apple jolly-rancher candy, however, which was an interesting touch.
The exterior of this hotel is highly entertaining, and gives you a compacted, cartoony version of the New York skyline. There is a half-sized Statue of Liberty, you get a small Brooklyn Bridge, plus there is a roller coaster that goes around the complex as well.
If you are a big fan of roller coasters, my husband reports that this one is very ordinary, and you're better off going somewhere else, such as the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.
The interior is designed to take you through Greenwich Village, Times Square, and Wall Street. This hotel, as you can imagine, is quite popular and is very, very crowded.
Fancy a white knuckle ride? This roller coaster twists and turns around the perimeter of the New York New York.
Price is $12.50 but you can buy an all-in-one ticket costing about $40 which entitles you to unlimited rides, a burger type meal and tee shirt.
Sunday - 10am-11pm
In the background you can just see the Manhatton Express rollercoaster
At the base of the Statue of Liberty at NYNY is a collection of memoribilia left by persons from across the globe in tribute to the victims of the WTC attacks Sept. 11, 2001. A permanent marble monument has been erected and displays are changed often to include the thousands of articles left including photos, shirts, patches, flags and other personal momentos. Very moving tribute...
Another nice hotel to stay,it is the New York,New York,also located in the Strip.
If you never been in New York before,then you can see it in Las Vegas!.This amazing hotel includes mostly all best atracctions in NY and its skyline,as:Empire State Building,Central Park,Brooklyn Bridge,Harbour,Statue of Liberty and if you don't have enough also you'll find a nice and exciting roller coaster ride!!!Here also you can find a lot of shops and restaurants.
Picture:New York Hotel.
... From the MGM Grand, walk across the bridge that goes over The Strip and into New York New York Casino...
New York New York is several years old and no longer the newest or most fancy casino on The Strip. Still, there are several things here worth checking out:
1. The gaming floor, which is a recreation of Central Park. Towards the back, the food court area looks like a section of downtown New York, complete with brownstones and the occasional graffiti. You can get some excellent New York style pizza here!
2. The roller coaster. Manhattan Express reaches speeds up to 67 MPH and is one of the more fun attractions in Las Vegas. It's especially fun to ride it at night, when the lights of Las Vegas are all around you. The lines for Manhattan Express can get really long, but it's worth the wait.
3. The September 11 memorial. Outside New York New York, an impromptu memorial was created after September 11. Now, the railing around the casino is covered in T-shirt from firehouses across America. Firefighters have signed the shirts and written tributes to those who died on 9/11. It's very moving to see these shirts and read the messages written on them.
new york new york casino is a collection of replica landmarks of new york city in a smaller scale. a very interesting piece of modern architecture. the interior of the casino is divided into miniture new york neighborhoods. the games offered are the same as the other casinos on the strip with slightly lower table limits. a very interesting casino to visit when in las vegas.
Being that I live near New York City and am able to see it on a frequent basis, it was odd to see a replica of it. Some things do look totally fake, like the Empire State Building. However, I thought they did a nice job replicating the Statue of Liberty. Kind of odd not seeing it surrounded by water. The New York, New York is unique because it has a huge arcade with a roller coster, which circles around the building. I guess this was supposed to replicate Coney Island. The roller coster costs $12 per ride during weekends and $10 per ride during the week.
If you're after a thrill, then this roller coaster at the New York New York hotel is for you!!
The way to the roller coaster is sign-posted throughout the hotel (from any entrance). If you get lost; just ask somebody who works there and they will be happy to help you.
Buy your ticket and wait in line (inside the hotel).
The coaster goes mainly outside the hotel (see photographs), but the start and finish is over the food court area. It has loops and twists and turns, and goes over 50 mph! In 2011, a ticket for a single ride was $14. There are height restrictions and opening times.
They offer you a souvnir photograph for a price too! Enjoy!
For up-to-date information, look on their website listed below.